SmartCane - taking the white cane to a whole new level.

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SmartCane comes in to revolutionize the outdated white cane which hasn’t been innovated on since 1921 that poses major safety concerns to its users. SmartCane is a reimagined assistive tech. device for the visually impaired that uses technology to enable ease of mobility and independence - empowering millions of people through safe and convenient travel experiences.

Designed with the user in mind, the SmartCane is a white cane with value-added features to maximize user independence and safety. There is an adjustable object detection capability on the cane, as well as a light sensor to inform users of their surroundings. The SmartCane has GPS navigation functionalities to direct a user to their destination through vibrations and audio feedback. Our proprietary computer vision technology enables real-time object detection functionalities to describe objects in a user’s surrounding environment while traveling.

“I became visually impaired a few years ago. Being a young girl who is passionate about engineering, I was shocked to see that hard of sight people could only use a stick.
Devices like the SmartCane can help people like me travel wherever I want so much easier."
Meghan Forster

What You Can Do With SmartCane

Object Detection

Understand when obstacles are in front of you from knee-head level through distinctive vibrations, avoiding injury and ensuring guaranteed safety.

GPS Navigation

Get directed to your destination with varying vibrations and audio feedback, all through your fingertips with the SmartCane.

Object Narration

Be fully immersed in your surroundings with real-time object narration that describes items, friends and family, documents and more.

Emergency Button

Notify response personnel and family during an emergency, automatically providing them with your name, medical history and location details.

Location Sharing

Have the ability to share your location with family members, caregivers, interveners and friends for convenience and safety when traveling.

Light & Wetness Detection

Understand lighting levels in your surroundings and wetness on surfaces when traveling outdoors to enable safety, and convenience.


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From Zero to Startup
by Riya Karumanchi  |  30 April 2018

My journey through entrepreneurship has been amazing, and I'm so excited to share it with you all. At the age of 12, I was just a regular kid until...

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SmartCane on CBC News
by Riya Karumanchi  |  04 September 2017

Listen to Riya talk about the SmartCane project and her entrepreneurial journey with Metro Morning host Matt Galloway on CBC News...

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SmartCane in Inside Halton
by Emma Reilly  |  28 August 2017

The SmartCane Project is featured on Inside Halton, the Hamilton Spectator, the Burlington Post & the Oakville Beaver...

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175 Longwood Rd S #301a,

Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A1.



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